Benbecula aircraft fuel contract

National aviation fuel supplier, Gulf Aviation, has secured a deal to supply fuel to Loganair aircraft at Benbecula Airport in Balivanich, adding to its existing portfolio of airport contracts.

Gulf Aviation, which is national fuel supplier Certas Energy’s aviation brand, secured a five year supply contract with Loganair, which incorporates a refuelling vehicle.

The deal will see Gulf Aviation provide the essential supply of Jet A1 fuel to the Outer Hebrides airport, where Loganair offers daily services to Glasgow and Stornoway.

Gulf Aviation, which has been supplying the UK aviation market for more than five years, is headed up by Alex Murphy.

Commenting on the contract win, Alex said: “Since Gulf Aviation’s inception in 2009, the company has been servicing smaller private and business airfields, as well as flying clubs.

“While this continues to form the core business, during the past two years our scope has extended to regional airports and supplying direct to airlines.

“This latest contract with Loganair at Benbecula Airport is an important win for us, extending our work with regional airports, and enabling us to showcase the benefits of working with a specialist supplier with extensive experience of the aviation industry.”

Phil Preston, chief operating officer at Loganair, added: “We are pleased to be working with Gulf Aviation - a reputable brand within the industry. The new refuelling vehicle at Benbecula is a great addition to our operations on the island.”

Gulf Aviation also supplies fuel to other airports across Scotland including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.